About a year ago, I broke a tooth. I should have gone into the dentist way before now. But - with everything this last year, I just kept putting it off and putting it off. Waiting for that "better time" to go.
The tooth decided that the "better time" was this past Thursday!!!
I couldn't sleep Wednesday night - had a horrible headache. I figured it was just all the stress with Rick's health. Guess I should have paid closer attention. It was my broken tooth causing the headache.
As Thursday progressed, so did the pain.
Finally Thursday around lunch I was in so much pain that all I could do was sit and cry. Called a couple of dentists in the area to see if they could (or would) work me in due to an emergency. One said that they could see me next Tuesday. Dr. Danny Lawrence's office said that he had an open appointment - work in - around 3:30 that afternoon. I took it, and off we went to the dentist.
I do not "do" dentists very well. Not that I am afraid of them -
but my mouth does NOT heal well at all. And I can handle any pain in my body - except when that pain in my mouth crosses "the line".
After a short wait to be worked in - turned out that I was to be his last patient - I was called back.
X-rays were taken. No abscess seen. Crooked root tho.
Dr. Danny explained that he would do what he could, but if it broke then I would have to see an oral surgeon.
A shot ... numbed the tooth - welcome relief!!!
A wiggle, a pull, a tug, some pressure, and out it came - NOT broken! Praise the Lord!!!
Dr. Danny said it looked good and clean. Gave me a prescription for pain medication - Vicodin.
Just about 30 minutes in the chair and I was on my way out.
Shortest time EVER in the dentist chair!!!
Also the least amount of deadner!
Dr. Danny was so patient and gentle ... more so than any
dentist I have ever been to.
I have already decided that whatever dental work needs done now - it will be Dr. Danny that does it!!! :-)
Rick told me to take a couple of days and just rest. No major lifting. No major anything. Just resting more than anything else.
Rick's dad came in and out all day yesterday feeding the fire for me. :-)
Rick is off today - so he has been doing most of the fire ... they are working some wood up now.
Weather forecast is for 20* tonight with a north wind of about 15 mph.
Brrrrrrr - especially in this old house!!!
Tomorrow night and Monday the forecast is calling for sleet/snow - 60 and 70% chance. Brrrrrrrr again!!!